The Wild Card and Championship Competition Format

The Wild Card Challenge Presented by Platinum Performance

The Wild Card Challenge will take place on Thursday March 21 (Round 1 & 2) and Friday March 22 (Wild Card Finals). The winner of the Wild Card Challenge will automatically be awarded a position as a Championship Competitor. All scores will be posted on the roadtothehorse.com an hour after the completion of each day’s competition.

The Wild Card Challenge will follow the same rules as the traditional Championship Competition but will see shorter rounds. The Wild Card competitors will select their (1) 3-year-old Pitchfork Ranch filly Thursday morning before the Doors Open on March 21. This will be filmed and the video replayed on the jumbotron at the opening of Round 1. The selection process will take place before the event, in order to give the fillies the longest possible rest time before rounds.

In addition, the Wild Card Finals will feature Saddling Pen and Rail Work components only. There will be no obstacle course in the Wild Card Finals. Happy horses are always our first priority at Road to the Horse and we do not want to overstimulate the fillies with the condensed format.

The Wild Card Challenge Champion will recieve a $5,000 cash purse, Gist Silversmiths custom buckle, and a Circle Y trophy saddle. The Reserve Champion will receive a $3,000 cash purse, and third place will receive a $2,000 cash purse. All Wild Cards will receive a custom Rocket Donkey leather competitor jacket, a YETI Cooler, CINCH clothing and additional gifts from our valued partners.

Below is an overview of the Wild Card Challenge:

The World Championship Competition

The World Championship Competition will take place on Friday March 21 (Round 1), Saturday March 23 (Round 2) and Sunday March 24 (Finals). Each competitor will select (1) 3 -year old Pitchfork Ranch gelding at the Running of the Remuda during Friday’s Opening Ceremonies. All scores will be posted on roadtothehorse.com an hour after the completion of the day’s competition.

The Road to the Horse 2024 World Champion will receive $75,000 cash purse, Gist Silversmiths custom buckle, and a Circle Y trophy saddle. The Reserve Champion will receive a $20,000 cash purse, third place will receive a $10,000 cash purse and fourth place a $5,000 cash purse. All Championship competitors will receive a custom Rocket Donkey leather competitor jacket, a YETI Cooler, CINCH clothing and additional gifts from our valued partners. In addition, the winner of each round (1, 2 & Finals), will receive a $5,000 cash bonus.

Below is an overview of the World Championship Competition: